The history of Bath

Bowood House:
Tales from the estate

Behind its beautiful architecture and the impressive landscaped gardens by Capability Brown, Bowood House holds tales of tragedy and heartbreak. Catherine Pitt ...

Trees in Bath

Bath is best known for its architecture, but what of the city’s collection of trees? Georgette McCready discovers some prized highlights with the help of arbori...

City Focus: Bath Iron

Once described as the king of trades, blacksmithing is seen by many as an art that belongs to the past. A new festival coming to Bath in June brings the fire of...

The Bath Festival at 70

Imagine Handel’s Water Music played on a barge on the River Avon, a host of candles flickering around the Royal Crescent and an orgy in the Roman Baths – the Ba...

History: The Battle of Lansdown

This year is the 375-year anniversary of the Battle of Lansdown Hill, which took place during the English Civil War. Historian Catherine Pitt uncovers the devel...

History of gaming in Bath

As the opening of a new 20,000 square-foot casino on Saw Close expands the entertainment options on offer to the city’s residents and visitors, Catherine Pitt l...

30 great Bathonians throughout history

Historian Catherine Pitt looks at the men and women, all born in Bath, who have made an impact on the world throughout history A new year is a time for new b...

Bath’s dark gothic past

As Halloween approaches Jenny McAuley explores the city’s links with the Gothic writers of the last 200 years It was 200 years ago this December that Jane Au...